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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-29-2021, 08:12 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,087
Posted By Dirtrack49
Re: wrong rotor position

fordmerc7,
I think what you are saying is that your rotor pickup is sitting "between" the contact point on the distributor body. If that is the case, you have the distributor cam not set correctly....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-29-2021, 10:57 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 639
Posted By Dirtrack49
Re: Accelerator Linkage Modification

Flathead, that makes sense to me now.

alexiski, great explanation and video.

I will try and take a look at it today and report back my findings.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-28-2021, 09:48 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 639
Posted By Dirtrack49
Re: Accelerator Linkage Modification

chrs1961815, that is what I was thinking. However, the quadrant that is on this car from the PO appears to be aftermarket junk. The notches are minimal at best.

Big hammer, that makes some sense. ...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-28-2021, 07:52 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 639
Posted By Dirtrack49
Re: Accelerator Linkage Modification

With everyone's help and suggestions, I am now getting full throttle. Did not get a chance to take it out on the flats today, but got it going pretty good on a slight uphill. Makes a difference over...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-28-2021, 10:41 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 639
Posted By Dirtrack49
Re: Accelerator Linkage Modification

Thanks everyone for the advice. I will give it a try.
My only concern, if I break the accelerator shaft, are there new ones available, or am I looking for a used one?

Thanks again,
Tom L.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-27-2021, 08:54 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 639
Posted By Dirtrack49
Accelerator Linkage Modification

I was checking my linkage for my accelerator the other day and found that I was not getting full throttle. That might explain why I am only getting 45 mph with the gas pedal to the floor on my 30'...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-13-2021, 08:08 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 755
Posted By Dirtrack49
Re: Changing coolant for the winter

I mix 1 gallon of coolant to 2 gallons of distilled water. That will protect you down to zero degrees Fahrenheit.
I live in the Tehachapi mountains in Central Comifornia. I think you would be good...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-30-2021, 07:36 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,262
Posted By Dirtrack49
Re: My cousin in Florida saw this old picture at a Cracker Barrel, this morning!

Great picture.

I would say that those boards are early forms of body boards. Maybe even skim boards.

Body boards are used to ride waves on your belly or even on your knees. Skim boards were...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-27-2021, 10:04 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,358
Posted By Dirtrack49
Re: What is this in my anti-freeze?

My 30' Town Sedan is doing the same thing after running Thermocure through it.

I removed the fan belt and ran the engine checking for bubbles in a slightly overfilled radiator. No bubbles were...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-26-2021, 08:33 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 676
Posted By Dirtrack49
Re: Overheating issue - 1929 model a fordor

rembrandt78737,

So....what did you find out???
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-24-2021, 08:07 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 676
Posted By Dirtrack49
Re: Overheating issue - 1929 model a fordor

Spiking, or did you mean spitting? If it is spitting out from the radiator cap or overflow, most likely it is overfilled. Water level should usually be just above or below the baffle.

Have you...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-24-2021, 07:54 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 657
Posted By Dirtrack49
Re: Running Board Bracket Alignment

Well, after much fooling around today, I ended up putting a spacer on the front left running board bracket so that I would have some support there. Mickey Mouse I know, but for now it will have to...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-24-2021, 11:45 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 657
Posted By Dirtrack49
Re: Running Board Bracket Alignment

Thanks for the advice.

I will take another look at the running boards today and see if they're one piece. If they are two piece, I would think that there would be some type of fasteners holding...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-23-2021, 07:09 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 657
Posted By Dirtrack49
Running Board Bracket Alignment

Hi all,

I am finally getting to the light at the end of the tunnel on my still new to me 30' Town Sedan.

Evidently, the DPO, or "Restorer" did not have everything in alignment when he placed...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-25-2021, 04:20 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,269
Posted By Dirtrack49
Re: Wheel Washers

Thanks Ruth and katy.
Below is a picture of the inside if that can help identify.
The one that is swedged is the first one in the picture above. The second one has welded studs. If there both...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-24-2021, 08:50 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,269
Posted By Dirtrack49
Re: Wheel Washers

Thanks katy,

Yes, cleaned everything up before assembly.

Will be checking the torque value often.

Probably could have gone with only one shim per side. May end up doing that anyway as we...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-22-2021, 08:23 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,269
Posted By Dirtrack49
Re: Wheel Washers

This is a follow up as to what I have found and repaired so far.

Luckily, the bashed up axle ends with questionable threads, after cleaning them up, were able to take the 90 ft. lbs. when...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-12-2021, 08:06 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,269
Posted By Dirtrack49
Re: Wheel Washers

Synchro909, Thanks for the heads up. And all of your input over the past few years.

Now I am thinking I better go back and take another look at my 26 Touring. Had the rears off not long ago...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-12-2021, 07:49 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,115
Posted By Dirtrack49
Re: Full Front Suspension Rebuild

I have spent the last two years and 1500 plus miles attempting to make my "Restored" Town Sedan safe to drive and function properly.

I too, bought a car that was very well painted with a nice new...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-12-2021, 07:10 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,269
Posted By Dirtrack49
Re: Wheel Washers

Thanks everyone for your input and guidance.

My plan of attack:
1. Attempt to clean up what I have and see if I can maintain the proper torque on the axle nuts. The DPO evidently only finger...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-09-2021, 05:43 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,269
Posted By Dirtrack49
Re: Wheel Washers

Keith, below are pictures of my left side. Are the studs swedged on it?

Mercman, thank you for the nice picture enlargements, do you see something else I might be missing?

It is obvious that...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-09-2021, 12:00 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,269
Posted By Dirtrack49
Re: Wheel Washers

Pulled the drums last night. The one with the long studs may be welded. Not sure, welded or swedged. There is some type of maybe epoxy over the heads. See picture below. The left side is swedged....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-08-2021, 04:11 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,269
Posted By Dirtrack49
Re: Wheel Washers

Grutter, katy, that is what I will be doing this afternoon. I agree, since just about everything I have found on this vehicle has been botched, I need to look further into each item before coming to...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-07-2021, 08:14 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,269
Posted By Dirtrack49
Re: Wheel Washers

All wheels are in very good condition. No wollering out.
This car was cosmetically restored pretty well. Unfortunately for me at least, whoever did the mechanicals, should never had been allowed to...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-07-2021, 05:47 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,269
Posted By Dirtrack49
Wheel Washers

My somewhat new to me "Restored" 1930 Town Sedan has been a multitude of mechanical problems since I purchased it in August of 2019.

Getting ever closer to the light at the end of the tunnel, I...
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